Chargers vs. Broncos: Week 8 Staff Predictions

The BFTB Staff gives its predictions for Sunday’s game. Aaron Woolley: I think the Chargers stay on their hot streak. I don't think the Broncos have a good enough quarterback to make up for the loss of CJ Anderson for the year. The Chargers have a solid secondary, and can play mainly nickel defense this game, and have another guy in the secondary, especially with the emergence...
Via Bolts From The Blue
1 hour ago

Why The San Diego Chargers Are The Best Worst Team In Football

The San Diego Chargers have had a very inauspicious start to this season. Currently sitting at 3-4, the Chargers are at the bottom of a crowded AFC West, and struggling to keep pace in a competitive Wild Card race. Nearing the mid-point of the season, very few are looking at San Diego as a potential playoff threat, and rarely will you hear anyone heap praise on the team. With that...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Round Podcast: Time To Buy Into the Chargers?

Garrett Sisti and Jamie Hoyle are back with another episode of the Lightning Round Podcast. The Chargers go on the road and get their biggest win in over two years, is it time to start believing this team can do some damage? The guys talk about about if their thinking playoffs but break down some of the keys to the victory on Sunday against Atlanta. The guys also discuss Joey Bosa...
Via Bolts From The Blue
4 hours ago

Chargers-Broncos Capsule

SAN DIEGO (3-4) at DENVER (5-2) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE - Broncos by 7 SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 63-50-1 LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Broncos 21-13, Oct. 13 LAST WEEK - Chargers beat Falcons 33-30, OT; Broncos beat Texans 27-9 AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 19, Broncos No. 4 CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (23), PASS (5). CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denzel Perryman named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

It was announced by the NFL on Wednesday that linebacker Denzel Perryman has been chosen as the AFC Defensive Player of the Week following his efforts in the San Diego Chargers‘ win over the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. Denzel Perryman is the 1st Chargers LB to win a Defensive Player of the Week award since […] Denzel Perryman named AFC Defensive Player of the Week - Bolt Beat...
Via Bolt Beat
20 hours ago

San Diego Chargers are turning around their season, but playoffs is distant dream

In early October, the San Diego Chargers appeared headed for a losing season after a difficult stretch to open their year. Key injuries on offense and late meltdowns put the Chargers behind the pack early with a 1-4 record to open their season. Despite the usual solid play from Philip Rivers, the team just wasn’t able to recover from the losses of Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead...
Via This Given Sunday
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: 3 players team should consider prior to trade deadline

The NFL trade deadline is less than one week away. After 4:00 p.m. ET pm November 1, trades will not be allowed. Though trading in the NFL is rare, teams should always consider the option. The San Diego Chargers are no exception. After a terrific, come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons on the road in […] San Diego Chargers: 3 players team should consider prior to trade...
Via Bolt Beat
1 day ago

Gordon got tired of people telling him the Chargers suck

Nobody can say San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon isn’t trying. In the middle of a monster sophomore campaign, Gordon has turned heads and done his part to help the team to a 3-4 record. His motivation after a disappointing debut season? People telling him his team sucked, according to ESPN Milwaukee: Gordon: I would tell people I played for the @chargers, or they’d...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers lose Caraun Reid to a torn ACL

The Chargers stopped their trend of finding painful ways to lose close games in the fourth quarter in Atlanta last Sunday, but their trend of losing players to torn ACLs continued. Defensive lineman Caraun Reid’s season is over after he was injured during the 33-30 victory over the Falcons. Reid was claimed off of waivers…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Chargers lost Reid to knee injury in OT win at Atlanta

SAN DIEGO (AP) Chargers coach Mike McCoy says defensive end Caraun Reid tore the ACL in his left knee in Sunday's 33-30 overtime victory at Atlanta and will miss the rest of the season. McCoy also said Monday that rookie tight end Hunter Henry and cornerback Craig Mager suffered concussions. The Chargers rallied from a 17-point deficit to force overtime before winning on Josh...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Caraun Reid will miss rest of season with torn ACL

Yes, believe it or not, the San Diego Chargers have lost another player for the season. Caraun Reid has a torn ACL, according to a tweet from Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Mike McCoy said Chargers DL Caraun Reid is out for season. Torn ACL. Fifth torn ACL in seven games for team. […] REPORT: Caraun Reid will miss rest of season with torn ACL - Bolt Beat - Bolt...
Via Bolt Beat
3 days ago

Bosa accomplishes impressive feat to begin NFL career

Joey Bosa was worth the wait. The San Diego Chargers’ first-round draft pick held out for over a month before signing with the team, and he didn’t make his debut until Week 5. In Sunday’s 33-30 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons, Bosa sacked Matt Ryan twice in the third quarter, bringing his season total to four after collecting a pair of sacks against the Oakland...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers, Falcons going in opposite directions

ATLANTA (AP) San Diego and Atlanta look like teams headed in opposite directions - no matter what the standings show. Josh Lambo's 42-yard field goal in overtime gave San Diego a 33-30 win over Atlanta on Sunday. It was San Diego's second straight win, and only second road victory in two seasons. The Chargers (3-4) are still last in the AFC West, but have seen their confidence...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons blasted the San Diego Chargers stadium ballot measure

In the first trailer for Any Given Wednesday, Bill Simmons trotted out his new ability to swear on HBO by proclaiming “I believe that Billionaires should pay for their own ****ing football stadiums.” On last night’s episode, Simmons drilled down on that subject further as he strongly made the case why the upcoming ballot measure for a new Chargers stadium is a terrible deal...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers GM won’t deny report Mike McCoy is coaching for job

The San Diego Chargers face a crucial test Thursday night against the division-rival Denver Broncos. A loss in front of a national television audience would push San Diego to 1-5 on the season. Since the 1966 AFL-NFL merger, only two teams have earned a playoff spot after losing five of six to start a season. For the Chargers, this division battle is apparently taking on even larger...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers does not want sympathy for sticking with struggling Chargers

Philip Rivers turns 35 in December and is still locked into a contract with the San Diego Chargers, who look anything but a contender. Still, the veteran quarterback does not want sympathy. Rivers committed to the Chargers with a new four-year contract in August 2015, and he doesn’t regret it, even though the team is 5-16 since he put pen to paper. “I guess I should take that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Chargers may be the greatest losers in NFL history

Proving they should have been blowing money on Powerball tickets instead of Joey Bosa, the San Diego Chargers have spent the early part of the 2016 season defying mathematical probability and somehow accomplishing a feat that only happens once in 30 million tries. The Chargers are choking and blowing leads at a level previously unseen in NFL history.It's been well-noted that the...
Via FOX Sports
15 days ago

Josh Lambo apologetic for being seen laughing after loss

Chargers kicker Josh Lambo is sorry for his amused reaction after another heartbreaking defeat. Players and coaches were apparently put off by kicker Josh Lambo’s reaction to another close loss, this time a 34-31 defeat to the Oakland Raiders. That loss saw a game-tying field goal attempt by Lambo scuttled due to a fumbled snap. However, TV cameras caught Lambo jogging jovially...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers: I am not playing well enough

The San Diego Chargers sit at 1-4. Naturally, members of the team, including quarterback Philip Rivers, are assessing their own performances. While Rivers thinks he’s played well, the quarterback also gave a rather blunt assessment of his own play. “There doesn’t need to be any sympathy for me,” Rivers said, via Ricky Henne, “I look at it as, while I can...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Lambo laughs after tough loss, angers teammates

All four of the Chargers’ losses this season have been gut-wrenching, but kicker Josh Lambo didn’t seem too bothered after Sunday’s 34-31 defeat in Oakland. Lambo was caught on camera laughing with Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski after the game, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. That didn’t sit well with some of his teammates, especially after a loss in which...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers squandering Philip Rivers with continued struggles

Now in his 11th season as the starting quarterback of the San Diego Chargers, Philip Rivers is still as productive as ever for the only franchise for which he has ever played. The veteran is currently on pace for his eighth season with over 4000 passing yards and currently has seven touchdowns despite an injury-depleted offense. However, the Chargers as a team have struggled despite...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers holder has odd answer to question about botched play

The struggles of the Chargers in the fourth quarter this season have been well document, and they continued during Sunday’s game against the Raiders. With San Diego facing a 4th-and-1 on Oakland’s 18 yard line and down 34-31, the Chargers lined up for a field goal attempt that could have tied the game with two minutes left in regulation. Unfortunately, the kick never happened...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike McCoy's job in danger the next two weeks

San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy has been on the proverbial hot seat for the past year-plus, and the franchise may finally be fed up enough to potentially do something about it. “According to sources informed of the situation, McCoy now faces a critical two-game stretch, one that could decide his future,” writes Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. “San Diego travels to Oakland...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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